Happy Belated Galentine's Day ladies! Thanks to the brilliant geniuses of Parks N Rec, we now have this special (non-federal) holiday on Valentine's Day-eve that offers a reason for us ladies to hang out and share in our friendships...
Your kids, your family, your friends - they'll remember how you made them feel. It's the Holidays and if you're like me you're ordering your Christmas cards, shopping for presents, trying to remember where you put that list of addresses...
I'm sorry, not sorry guys.  Seriously, this is my life right now. I'm sorry, not sorry that I completely forgot to dress my kid up for Red Ribbon week.  I did get the flyer.  And yes, I did read it. ...
This post was inspired by my almost-four-year-old who is charmingly unfiltered an innocent. My child is a bright, funny, outgoing, and wonderful little human and he really is one of my favorite people. I’d like to say that I’m...
Yes, that title was meant to grab your attention. This piece is controversial. It will make you feel things and it may make you uncomfortable, but it’s time to start looking at things that we don’t want to see. I...
I am fiercely loyal.  Almost to a fault. I will let almost anything slide.  Except for two things.   Lies.  And being fake.  As I approach my mid-thirties I feel even more empowered to just be myself.   I've been myself for a...
If you ask my three-year-old why Mommy and Daddy were in the hospital for a week, he would tell you that his baby sister’s brain is broken. I guess that this is a pretty accurate description. My daughter is six...

The Gift Of Experience

There must be something in the water this year because it seems as though it is the season of baby showers. So many of my friends are choosing to start their families and I couldn’t be happier for them....

My Search For a Tribe

I have to be straight forward and say I am not a fan of cliques. I don’t like it when I see a group of people who do not welcome someone new to their group. I’ve never felt like I...
I was prepared to arrange play dates for my son when he started preschool last year. Many of my best childhood memories happened during play dates - epic games of hide and seek, playing with someone else's toys (always...
I’ve quickly realized that being a mother means you are a caretaker. That is probably common sense to most people, but I truly didn’t understand the depth of the job when I applied: You quite literally take care of a...
When I first heard about Snapchat oh so long ago it was in the news as another way for teenagers to send not so private photos of each other to each other without the risk of those photos getting...
Oh my dearest children, I’m a little afraid to tell you how I met your dad. Because I was 14. I now (in my mid-ish 30s) look at 14-year-olds and think they should still be strapped in car seats....
Something weird happened after Mother's Day. And then it happened again, and again, and again.  Let me start by saying I had no expectations for Mother's Day. I wasn't dreaming about it, planning it, or hoping for something special....

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